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people are dead and as far as we know, whoever is responsible got away. let's go to cnn marquez. this is obviously a source of great concern. >> reporter: it is unbelievable. we are on flamingo road right now, wolf. the entire strip is completely cut off at the moment. something that vegas, a town that doesn't shock very easily, has ever seen. >> horrific nature, the fiery end to this horrible accident. >> reporter: a shocking shootout on the vegas strip in a city not easily shocked. it started at 4:30 a.m. someone in a black range rover with dealer plates fired into this maz rat tea killing the driving causing it to go out of control. it continued through an intersection and smashed into this car. hard to tell, but that is a taxi cab. it burst into flame. the driver and passenger trapped inside died. >> it's possible that the cab may have been running on propane. they are investigating the engineering and mechanicals of that vehicle. >> reporter: still on the loose, the black range rover with dealer plates. a common vehicle here. police warning that the occupants are armed and
-old sister was shot and killed while walking with friends, one of whom may have been the intended target. cnn's ted rowlands has moran the story. he's joining us now. what are you finding out, ted? >> reporter: well, wolf, it is just another tragic story coming out of chicago. another teenager loses her life. as you mention, a 14-year-old girl who was up on stage with the president, listening to him talk about gun violence, would soon find out that her sister was also shot and killed. when president obama returned to chicago last week to talk about gun violence, 14-year-old destiny warren was one of the high school students standing behind him. a few hours later, destiny's 18-year-old sister was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence that's going on out here, you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life. >> reporter: according to family members, jenay wasn't the intended target. the same was apparently true in 15-year-old heidi's murder. her parents also attended the president's chicago speech where he said this about the
an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116 cardinals who will be meeting in the next few weeks in rome or rather in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vat
in that weather since wednesday. >>> great to have you with us this morning. there's a lot coming up on cnn saturday morning. it starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm victor blackwell. good to have you with us. randi kaye is off this morning. 8:00 on the east coast. 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day right here. new england cannot catch a break for the third straight weekend. a winter storm is ready to drop snow on that region, as much as a foot and a half in some places. midwest knows this storm packs a punch. it's already roll thud that area, causing trouble like what you see here. look at this you can look right into their house. heavy snow, this is in missouri, collapsed a roof at a dance school in gladstone. fortunately, no one was hurt here. >>> chicago knows how to handle bad weather but the storm was enough to tie up traffic yesterday. it dropped fewer than three inches on the city, nothing chicago can't handle. it was still the largest amount of snow this season. and enough to cause several accidents on several streets there and, of course, on the highways. now, chicago
dead and mangled cars everywhere. cnn spoke with a spokesman of the las vegas police department. >> approximately 4:20 this morning two vehicles were northbound las vegas boulevard at flamingo when one of the vehicles described as a black range rover sport fired shots into a second vehicle, a maserati, striking the driver and the passenger of that vehicle. it caused it to go out of control, continues through the intersection, striking a cab which subsequently catches on fire and then striking four additional vehicles. as a result three of the -- three of those occupants of the vehicles were transported for injuries, and the cab driver and the passenger were trapped inside the vehicle. at this time we have three confirmed deceased, two of those being the cab driver and the passenger, and the driver of the maserati. one of the occupants in the maserati was wounded from the shots. right now, what we're asking is that anyone that has information regarding this black range rover sport to contact the las vegas metropolitan police department. it's described with large black rims and so
to my cnn producer, diane mccarthy who was in court today. we were outside doing lives all day. she was describing he looks gaunt, withdrawn, isolated. many of the journalists and observers in court and i noticed yesterday when i was in court, he looks aged. his hair seems to be going grayer and he lost weight. we know he hasn't been eating a lot. this is a man coming to terms and the consequences of what he did on valentine's day morning. >> thank you so much. cnn tonight conflicting evidence, tearful admissions, shocking twists. this murder case has sparked worldwide intrigue and debate. whose story do you believe? watch ac 360, blade runner, murder or mistake. >>> a dispratt search is under way for the person or persons responsible for a shooting and a fiery six vehicle wreck yesterday on the las vegas strip. two people died inside this fire ball. one was 62-year-old cab driver michael bolden, his passenger also dead. the taxi burst into flames when it was struck by a maserati apparently fleeing from a range rover which set off a violent reaction. here's what police think happene
about. a meteor strike in russia that injured hundreds and scared the masses. today cnn tries to get to the site where one of the meteor's pieces supposedly landed. i'm don lemon. that story in less than 90 seconds. first we want to get you up to speed on the stories making headlines this hour. a truck bomb killed at least 78 people today in a marketplace in central pakistan. nearly 200 others were wounded. police say the explosives were packed in a water tanker and detonated by remote control. the attack is just the latest in an ongoing campaign in violence against shiite muslims in the region, which is overwhelmingly sunni. at the vatican, cardinals could mean sooner than expected to begin the process of choosing a new pope. the conclave can start as soon as all 117 cardinals are in rome. when benedict xvi steps down at the end of the month, he is going to his summer residence while work is finished on his new home inside the vatican compound. >>> in detroit, icy roads and snowy squalls have led to the multicar pileups across that area. according to affiliate wxyz, the 30-vehicle a
thank you for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashley banfield. >> thank you, carol. hello, everyone. welcome to the program. talk about triumph that crippled, helpless and altogether nasty carnival cruise ship is finally due to reach port in a few hours and we are positioned in the air. the sea, on land, and all of it to show you as this ship comes in. and a south african model is dead, her boyfriend, the world famous "blade runner," now officially charged with her murder. we begin with a shocking valentine's day murder. the man charged, double amputee and london olympic star oscar pistorius. the victim, his girlfriend, and model, reeva steenkamp. it happened at pistorius' upscale home in pretoria, south africa. amanda davis is a cnn international sports anchor and she has interviewed pistorius. she's covering the developments in london. what more do we know, amanda? >> hi, ashleigh. i can tell you that oscar pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he's set to appear in court in pretoria in south africa on friday morning. this all ha
long bore i need to head home. >> he might be the next one moving back home. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. "early start" begins right now. >>> that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. "early start" begins right now. >>> happening right now, the decision on bail for oscar pistorius will happen just hours from now. will the olympian accused of killing his model girlfriend be free freed on bail? >>> shootout on the las vegas strip. police this morning on the hunt for the gunmen who left three dead in a hail of bullets and a fiery crash in front of some really terrified tourists. >>> going nowhere. national guard troops searching for stranded drivers in the midwest. snow, sleet, freezing rain could spell dangerous driving conditions for a massive portion of the country. look at that. >> wow! >> good morning. i'm christine romans in for john berman today. >> i'm zoraida sam bbowlin. it is friday, february 22nd. >>> we have learned that at 7:30 this morning, oscar pistorius will learn the decision in
on valentine's day. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us. update our viewers, robin. >> reporter: hi there. thanks for having me. can you believe it, it's only eight days ago that oscar pistorius admitted to shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. it's been such a roller coaster ride for all of us watching this tragedy, slowly learning about all of these new details and one part of the story which is certainly not over did come to some conclusion today as os star pistorius walked out of court and is spending the night at a family home. take a look at this. a media frenzy on a road at rush hour. cameras trying to see what's behind the tinted window of the silver land rover, a glimpse of oscar pistorius sitting quietly in the back seat. that over there is oscar pistorius driving to freedom. he's just got bail and he's driving off down this street. in court this morning, the gold medal winner accused of killing his girlfriend was gaunt, motional, with no idea whether he would be granted bail. following final arguments, there was live audio transmission of his ruling, a ruling that detailed the ev
will see you next week. 'd . >>> hello i'm fredricka witfield, you're in the cnn news room. and they're off -- america's greatest race, the daytona 500 kicked off about an hour ago as scheduled. the historic start with female driver danica patrick at the head of the pack in pole position nearly upstaged by this harrowing collision on the same track less than 24 hours ago. at least 28 fans were injured when more than a dozen cars crashed on the final curve of the nationwide race. here's how one woman described what happened. >> there was a wreck and i got hit by an engine or a part of an engine and i got a broken leg. >> workers spent hours repairing the fence to insure today's race would go on. >>> today was pope benedict xvi's last public prayer before he retires. thousands gathered in vatican city to hear him speak. the pontiff assured the crowd that although he's retiring, he isn't going to abandon the church, but will dedicate his time to prayer and meditation. now to a scandal surrounding the catholic church, italian media are reporting on allegations of a network of gay priests at the
whitfield. you are in the cnn newsroom. >>> drivers and danica, start your engines. with those words, date tone nah 500 kicked off as scheduled. the historic start with female driver danica patrick in pole position nearly upstaged by this harrowing collision on the same track less than 24 hours ago. at least 28 fans were injured when more than a dozen cars crashed in the final curve of the nationwide race. here's how one woman described what happened. >> there was a wreck and i got by the an engine or a part of an engine and i got a broken leg. >> we will go live to daytona just homes from now where there are fewer than 50 laps to go. >>> all right, in south africa, the older brother of oscar pistorius is also charged in a woman's death. carl pistorius is charged with culpable homicide after an accident involving a motorcycle in 2010. the charges were initially dropped but he now faces a trial at the end of march. prosecutors say carl pistorius had been driving recklessly at the time of the accident. coming up in a few minutes, we will talk about how this could impact oscar pistorius's mur
light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this. an expert tells cnn that the debt nation appears to be the equivalent of roughly 300 kilotons of tnt. that is about the same magnitude of a nuclear blast. the impact on populated areas is widespread and historic. the concussion shattered windows. at least 1,000 people are hurt and cnn's mary snow is keeping track of it and there's a lot to keep track of. this is unbelievable, isn't it? >> it is. and frightening. you showed incredible video. more continues to come in. the scene was surreal has the meteor struck sending off mass confusion. meteors scattered over three of damage to about 3,000 buildings. it came out of nowhere. the bright streak long enough to capture on camera as it lurched towards earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed over russia. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing, says this man. there were reports that a large chunk of it was found in a lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not a
as defense secretary also on the front burner. cnn political ed tore paul steinhauser has his take on this week's hot issues. >> reporter: hey, fred. it's the biggest story here in washington, those forced spending cuts, which will kick in starting friday if there's no deal between the white house and congress to avert them. so, what do you think about those cut you a majority in two new polls say they should be delayed, including 54% questioning a new bloomberg survey. four in ten say let the cutting begin. the president's pointing fingers at republicans in congress. >> this is not a smart way for us to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: they are faulting mr. obama. who do you think is blamed? nearly half questioned in a "usa today"/pew poll said three in ten say mr. obama would be more at fault. there is a crucial senate hearing this week on gun violence, gun control proposals start making their way through congress in the wake of last year's mass shooting at a connecticut school. according that-to-that same surveys have half stay is more important to control gun ownership, 46% say
>> cnn couldn't resist getting in on the harlem shake action, doing our own little harlem shake video earlier in the week. there you go. that's what i'm talking about. i don't know. hey, i missed that opportunity. you and i will have to do it over the weekend, fredricka. >> although i've been kind of under a rock. i didn't know about the harlem shake until recently. now i'm onboard. >> it's all right. it's pretty simple. you can do it. have a great day. >>> hello, everyone. i'm fredricka in for brooke baldwin. the news starts right now. just in to cnn, the fallout from that explosive doping confession continues for disgraced cyclist lance armstrong. he now faces a powerful new adversary, the united states government. cnn has just learned the department of justice is suing armstrong. ed, bring us up to date on all this, this dates back to when lance was riding alongside floyd landis with the u.s. postal service team, and then he comes out with this confession, et cetera, and now this pursuit by the justice department. >> reporter: several years ago that former teammate, floyd lan
slur and slapped him. and the man, he's a former executive of an aerospace and defense company. cnn's renee marsh has the story. >> reporter: jonah bennett is 19 months old and a curious ordinary toddler. but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on delta flight 721 to atlanta in seat 28b and next to them, in seat 28a was this man, joe ricky huntley of hayden, idaho. >> he was just being rude and belligerent and i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: she says she even left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight. but she had to sit back down for landing in atlanta. because of the altitude change, jonah was uncomfortable and crying. then it got ugly. >> having trouble comforting him and that's when the guy had made his comment to me. >> reporter: court documents say huntley allegedly told jessica to, quote, shut that n word baby up. >> i could not believe that he would say something like that and to a baby or about a baby? >> reporter: then hu
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
. >> for more on this story go to cnn.com. >>> up next, the spectacular, well executed diamond heist in an airport in europe. millions of dollars in precious gems whisked away in minutes. >>> and later, new developments in a "360" investigation. multiple cases of legionnaires disease at one v.a. hospital all linked to contaminated water. one congressman says there's a cover-up going on. we're keeping them honest. 04. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ it's so important to make meone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too. then i read an artie about study that oked at the long term health benefits of t
tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> that does it for this edition of "306." thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront starts now. >> outfront next. days from cuts that are deep and dangerous. why are all we are hearing is bling. >>> as the world gets ready for new pope, is the church using a cemetery to hide money from abuse victims? new information about the body found n inside a hotel water tower, we have the video that that hotel does not want you to see. let's go outfront. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, hurting the poor because washington has no courage. again today, all we heard was blame when it comes to the forced spending cuts to take effect in eight days. president obama made some talk radio appearances. >> whether or not we can move republicans at this point to do the right thing is what we're still trying to gauge. >> now, he's called the cuts severe and brutal. house speaker john boehner, guess what, completely agrees with that. he's called them deep and dangerous, but they're not doing anything about it. here's the thing about the cuts
to lose a few dollars. that's all for us tonight. >>> from cnn world headquarter, in atlanta, this is "early start" weekend. it's the hotel at the center of the mysterious death of a tourist but not the first time a guest has checked in and never left. >>> tomorrow may be hollywood's biggest night, but it's racing's biggest day. we'll take to you florida for a live look ahead at the daytona 500. >>> and want that hollywood body without having to starve, purge and live at the gym? of course the answer is yes. desiree has inside tips to help you look like an oscar nominee. >>> it's saturday, february 23rd. good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell. good to you have with us. randi kaye is off today. >>> oscar pistorius is starting a new life, but one with significant restrictions on his freedom. already a celebrity in his native south africa, pistorius is now a hunted man by paparazzi. look at this. after posting bond yesterday, photographers chased the olympic sprinter's car. pistorius must also adapt to these conditions set by a magistrate. he can't go back to his home. he
happened early on valentine's day. cnn has been told and local media is reporting that police believe pistorius shot steenkamp four times through a closed bathroom door, and then carried her downstairs where she died. neighbors have told police that they heard shouting before the shooting but there's still no solid explanation as to why he might have shot her. pistorius is in court tuesday again for this bail hearing. while pistorius is in court, reeva steenkamp's family will be at a memorial service for her tuesday. the reality show airs another nine weeks. producers released this final message meant to be to the cast which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories. things that are in here, are in here. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> wow. robyn joins us from johannesburg. i've got to ask you, that must be pretty painful for the family and the friends of those who knew her to watch that video, is that going to be played weeks on end? >> absolutely, tell me about it. i mean, for the next nine weeks she's
reeva steenkamp, by accident. prosecutors say the killing was intentional and premeditated. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannasberg, south africa. the prosecutor's laid out their plan. how did they do? >> reporter: it was like a roller coaster. i felt like i was watching a television drama. initially when the prosecutor laid out their case, they gave damning evidence and found two boxes of testosterone and syringes in his house. by the time the defense came in after lunch, bit by bit they ripped apart the state's evidence and unravelled quite spectacularly at one stage because there was quite an interesting exchange between oscar pistorius' lawyers and the investigating officer and he said, well, how do you know this is testosterone? have you tested it yet? and he said, no, i just read the label on the box. and he said, if you had gone to any pharmacy or any chemist, would you know that this is a herbal medicine. that's the kind of interchange taking place. also, the investigating officer really looking quite red-faced by the end of his stint. he admitted that he he didn't we
. >> reporter: michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> ben affleck. thanks for watching, everyone. "around the world" is next. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. >> welcome to "around the world," we begin in vatican city. pope benedict xvi's final days in power filling up with a scandal. >> the top cardinal just resigned after four priests accused him of inappropriate acts. and the vatican in damage control mode after reports of network of gay priests at the vatican blackmailed by prostitutes. >>> fidel castro sworn in and announces this is his last go-round. he says he plans to retire in 2018, most likely to put an end of rule by castros. >>> and south africa, another pistorius facing charges in a woman's death, carl pistorius, the older brother of oscar pistorius, charged with culpable homicide after he was involved in a car axe deputy two years ago. >> they say carl pistorius was driving recklessly. he was to go to trial last week but that's been pushed back to the end of march because of the murder charges against his brother. >>> back to vatican city. where alleged sex scandal and
lines and the spa gattii tangle of cell phone cords and as the ship came into sight from a cnn helicopter, a call for help, an sos and the most heart warming scene of the trip, a valentine, fashioned out of life vests. as they finally left their nightmare behind, some took a souvenir. >> sorry, carnival for taking your bathrobe, i did not pay for this, but figured they owed me. >> and ready seem ready to do it again, at least someday. >> i'm going to keep my feet on land for a little while. but if you get a free seven-day cruise, how can you pass that up, right? >> now, as part of the competition, because we thank ceo went out and apologized. they are offering hotel rooms so they could get a good night sleep before they go home. carnival cruiselines booked the entire holiday inn in mobile, alabama, for many weary passengers to stay the night before heading home and that's where we find victor blackwell, that hotel. i was leaving my hotel room a couple of hours ago. a lot of crew members leaving. they were relieved. i can only imagine how passengers feel. >> reporter: about 25 m
that they presented in the court yesterday. cnn, johannesburg. >>> just into cnn this morning, nike announced suspending the contract with oscar pistorius. the deal is worth $2 million. and an ad featuring him i'm the bull net the chamber has been pulled. nike saying in the statement, "we believe oscar pistorius should ab forded due process and we'll continue to money tore the situation osely." again, nike suspending their contract with oscar pistorius. >>> meantime, all reeva steenkamp's parents wants is the truth. as for the possibility of pistorius being granted bail today, here's what he told cnn's jake tapper. >> i don't have any absolutely terrible bad feelings. i'm not wishing bad things on anyone else. but if i were to detatch myself from the situation which i suppose i can't do, under the circumstances, i would think it would be rather strange if someone who did something like this were to get bail. >> coming up at 6:30 eastern, we'll break down this morning's development at the pistorius bail hearing with cnn legal contributor. >>> 30 million people are in the path of a huge winter
mack and connie mack. meanwhile "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> happening now in "the newsroom." >> don't like this. >> meteor shower breaking overnight, amazing pictures out of russia. hundreds are injured as fragments of the meteor slam into earth. >>> plus -- >> it was kind of crazy. >> tired but ready to get on a bus and go get a shower, be in a place where the toilet flushes. >> i just really want a bed. >> reporter: sweet home alabama, back on land, the cruise from hell finally over for thousands of weary vacationers. >>> also, charged. prosecutors arguing the so-called blade runner olympian committed pre-meditated murder, reportedly shooting his girlfriend four times through a bathroom door. >>> plus this. >> don't you just love it? >> love what? >> tiffany's. >> reporter: it's "breakfast at tiffa tiffany's" not breakfast at costco. the discount warehouse known for gallons of mayo and bulk packs of underwear selling what they say are tiffany rings. the people behind that little blue box calling costco out this morning. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good
. the hotel would not speak to cnn but did notify guests about a quote and health and safety condition. guests tell us if they leave they don't get a refund. if they stay they must sign this legal agreement releasing the hotel of legal liability. it says if guests stay, quote, you do so at your own risk and peril. this gruesome discovery in the latest chapter for a dark history. two serial killers have lived here including the night stalker found guilty of killing 13 people in the 1980s. he lived on the 14th floor host tell. >> he was living here during his killing spree, going out at night and killing people. >> this is just the latest unusual chapter? >> i it is. it's the sort of thing hard to forget because it's such a graphic and disturbing story. >> very graphic and disturbing. later on today we'll find out what the health department has to say. >> can you imagine that? >> you find out that's what is it. here's more of what we're working on this hour. thousands of companies hacked. yes thousands. we'll have the "new york times" journalist reporting this after the newspaper itself was atta
cars, i'm a huge fan of hers. we'll share an unlikely love story tomorrow on "starting point." "cnn newsroom" with carol "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening now, south africa stunner, breaking details overnight in the oscar pistorius trial. non-stop shouting the night of the attack, unlicensed ammunition and now new questions about a drug found at the scene. >>> plus searching for victims. >> we just live two blocks down and we just felt our building shake. >> reporter: a massive explosion at one of kansas city's most popular restaurants. >> we thought that a car had literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: the late night blast yours dozens plus this. >> i'm seth macfar lane and i'll be hosting the oscars this year. >> we sit down with seth mac farlane and who he'll go to for oscar advice. we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. oscar pistorius will have to wait at least one more day to learn if he will be granted bail. the hearing for the olympic s
it today. thanks, guys, i appreciate it. always nice to have you in to talk about the law. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins now. see everybody back here tomorrow morning. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," shocker in south africa, the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case facing seven attempted murder charges. >> unbelievable new details coming out of court while reeva's family is speaking out to cnn. >> reeva was exceptional. >>> also breaking overnight a massive winter blast. snow, ice, tornadoes, one system. >> think of an inch of ice coating everything. power lines coming down, trees coming down. >> reporter: we're tracking the storm's every move live in wichita. >> it is coming down very hard and fast. >>> plus fast food nation a revealing look at what we eat and how much and the road to oscar. >> you have a better bad idea than this? >> this is the best bad idea we have, sir. >> ben affleck in argo. >> i'm thrilled, i never thought i'd get to this play. >> nischelle turner and the race to the red carpet. you're live in the "cnn you're live in the "cnn newsroom."
>>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." it's saturday, february 23. good morning, i'm victor blackwell in for randi kaye. the vatican may be facing a new scandal. explosive allegations involving sex, bribes, and fierce infighting. >>> new england, ah, new england, bracing for more severe weather. we'll tell you what's brewing in northeast this weekend. >>> and danica patrick is gearing up for the daytona 500 and hoping to drive right into the history books. we'll have all that and more this hour. >>> oscar pistorius will be back in court on june 4. this weekend, the olympic hero is staying at his uncle's house. he was released on a $112,000 bail. of course, there are conditions. pistorius cannot return to his house and must report every monday and friday to a police station. he must avoid witnesses. he must surrender his passport and cannot go near an airport. and he must not drink alcohol. nick robertson is live in johannesburg, south africa, for us. what is the reaction of the people in south africa? this man was a hero. are they happy or disappointed that he wa
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person believed to be missing, a woman who worked there. here's cnn's ted roll lands. >> reporter: the explosion which witnesses say could be felt blocks away engulfed jj's restaurants. flames towered into the sky and black smoke could be seen for miles. >> we live two blocks down and we felt our building shake and we thought a car ran into our apartment. >> reporter: there were reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explosion. fortunately several people inside the restaurant were evacuated just minutes before the blast. the cause is still under investigation, but according to the gas company, a contractor doing underground work may have struck a natural gas line. after the fire was put out, dogs were brought in in case there were additional victims. >> i would fear there are fatalities in a situation like this. when we got to the scene we had a fully involved restaurant that had probably several patrons inside at the time of the incident. that's why we're here searching as we are. >> the injured ranged from people hit by flying debris to those who suffered severe burns an
? >> hi. rebecca, can you hear me? >> yes. >> hi, this is ashleigh banfield at cnn. i talked to your mom yesterday. and she's on shore waiting for you. >> ma'am? >> can you hear me okay, rebecca? your mom is waiting for you on shore. i just talked to her yesterday. >> yeah. she -- i just talked to her. and she, um, i'm so excited to see her and she's so excited to see me. i can't wait to get back. >> i'll bet. rebecca, how has this been for you and your dad? >> it's been really, really difficult. getting the food and not knowing what you're going to be able to eat, whether it's going to be cold and not knowing it's going to be hot. and it's been hard. >> and i'll bet you and your friend allie kind of thought this was going to be a lot of fun, right? >> yeah, we did. and then this happened. and then it's just kind of been -- it got bad. it got worse. and then it's just horrible. >> well, i tell you what, rebecca, we can see you from shore. the picture that our tv screen is showing all the viewers watching is your ship that you're on right now as it makes its way to shore. so, you're very,
sweat, the actor alex krapovsky who plays "ray" on "girls." "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. >>> happening now, the motivation of a killer, newtown shooter adam lanza reportedly trying to outkill norway mastermind anders breivik. also remembering reeva. >> we have to keep reeva in our hearts forever. >> reporter: the girlfriend of oscar pistorius laid to rest this morning as he goes before a judge, charged with premeditated murder. the stunning, new details coming out of court. >>> plus spying on america. new concerns this morning that a secret ive chinese military grop is hacking into computers. >>> plus this -- >> are you going to want me home? >> you have poor social skills. you have a problem. >> i have a problem? you say more inappropriate things than inappropriate things. >> jennifer lawrence on "the hunger games" "silver linings" and "the paparazzi." we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. in an emotionally wrenching hearing today a judge refused to downgrade
's a lot more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> from the cnn center this saturday morning, great to see you, i'm susan hendricks. it is february 16. i'm in for randi kaye today. >>> a frightening scene over california. a fireball barrels across the san francisco sky soon after a meteor explodes over russia. is there a connection? >>> and it's happened. carnival creuise lines slapped with its first lawsuit. >>> and authorities investigate the motive for a shocking killing that could send this olympic hero to prison. >>> first, california authorities say it appears suspected cop killer christopher dorner took his own life, following through on his promise not to be taken alive. autopsy results showed dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. dental records do confirm it was his body found in a burned out cabin on tuesday following that week-long manhunts. we will have more on this case and what may have happened to the million-dollar reward, where it's going ahead. >>> half a world away, authorities are looking closely at a possible motive in the horrific
in the senate. dana bash, cnn, capitol hill. >>> new this morning, dental records have confirmed what authorities suspected. the charred human remains found tuesday in a burned mountain cabin in big bear, california, those remains have been identified as christopher dorner's, he's the rogue ex-cop that killed four people during a nine-day reign of terror. now that dorner is dead, questions about the manhunt remains. >> reporter: jim and karen reynolds did what investigators couldn't. they found christopher dorner. >> he talked about how he could see jim working on the snow every day. >> he had been watching us, saw me shoveling the snow. that was friday. >> reporter: that very afternoon, last friday -- >> hold on. >> reporter: a full-blown news conference so close to the condo dorner was in, he could watch armed with assault weapons he could have killed on national television. >> a lot of us all had the feeling that he was still in the area. there's so many vacant houses up here that he could be anywhere. >> reporter: san bernardino sheriff's office said it searched hundreds of empty
. >> for more on this story go to cnn.com. >>> up next the well executed diamond heist at an airport in europe. millions of dollars in precious gems whisked away in minutes. >>> and later, new developments in a 360 investigation. multiple cases of legionnaires disease at one v.a. hospital all linked to contaminated water. one congressman says there's a cover-up going on. [ lane ] are you growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. new griddle-melts to yourimees usual breakfast sandwich. week. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. or treat gas with these after you get it. now that's like sunblock before or sun burn cream later. oh, somebody out there's saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. >>> crime and punishment tonight. a spectacular
-benz financial services. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome back to "early start weekend." i'm susan hendricks in this morning for randi kaye. you have been watching live coverage of bpope benedict's final angelus. god has called him to climb the mountain. this is the official blessing before he retires on thursday. we'll take you live to vatican city for this historic event. >>> back here in the u.s. now where we're watching the fallout from a fiery wreck in daytona beach, florida. the crash on the last lap of the race sent debris flying into the stands. 28 spectators were injured. want to bring in joe carter live from daytona. joe, any update. are you hearing how the injured fans are doing? >> yes, good morning to you, susan. yes, cnn can confirm that as of 5:30 this morning there were four patients remaining at the halifax medical center the location in daytona beach and three of those four patients do remain in the intensive care unit. one of those icu patients is a male minor. now yesterday joey the speedway president did confirm that 28 people, 28 spectators were hospit
: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, the president hits the road to stop forced spending cuts, but is this another game of chicken with the gop, or do either have a real plan? plus, a missing woman found dead in a water tank on top of a hotel. a deadly mystery found out by hotel residents when the water tasted fun. it's right out of csi. >>> and new developments in the oscar pistorius case tonight. what the prosecution claims it found in the olympian's house. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a little less confrontation, a little more action. a lot of people want that. it was a song made famous by elvis presley, but apparently not something that is so popular in washington. we're nine days away now from the forced spending cuts that are going to take effect, and while we may be short on time, we are not short on blame. president obama for one was busy today with no less than eight local television interviews. the president, according to the white house, telling
jackman -- >> imr. jackson. >> jackman, not jackson. much safer to yell in french. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> they all looked great, didn't they? >> they looks beautiful. >> erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, breaking news. the dow posts its worst drop of the year. more than 200 points. >> plus, michelle obama with a surprise appearance at the oscars. if you fell asleep, you missed it. was it bigger than blockbuster or just a bomb. >> plus, let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin tonight with new developments. cnn has just learned that governor chris christie, a key 2016 republican presidential hopeful, is not invited to the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c. next week. that's according to a source close to c-pac, and c-pack, if you haven't heard of it, is often considered a must-attend for anybody who wants to win the white house from the gop. senator marco rubio of florida, louisiana governor bobby jindal, former florida governor jeb bush, rand paul of kentucky, rick perry of texas, they're all already on the list. is this a
and this is breaking news in to cnn that bail has been set and the amount is $28,500, so this is the bail that we know that oscar pistorius -- $250,000 is the amount. hold on while i turn to jeff toobin for a little bit of analys analysis. $28,500 u.s. equivalent of rand is not a high bail. >> it's not a lot but once the judge made up his mind that oscar pistorius is so famous and so tied to south africa that there is basically no way for him to flee, and that he's going to surrender all his travel documents and his passport, the amount is actually not all that significant. this is not obviously a lot of money even in south africa, but i think what's really important about this case is his ties to the community, his personal situation rather than the dollar amount of bail. >> what's been, andrew, the fallout from this case in sort of the bigger picture? one of the things we know that the defense team has been positioning there's this culture of fear and that somebody who is famous would be likely and expected to be fearful. that's what oscar pistorius is sort of describing as he explains what he did t
nervous here. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> we are starting with breaking news this morning. a sports world shocker. a shooting at the home of the blade runner, olympic and paralympic track superstar oscar pistorius. his girlfriend identified by the south african press agency as former fhm model, reeva steenkamp is dead. robin kurnow is following the story. what do we know right now? >> you know, it's all confused. everybody is trying to put together pieces of this pudzle. the police are being tight lipped about naming the shooter, though local media is widely reporting that oscar pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of this morning though police say they cannot confirm him by name. they have a 26-year-old in custody, that a pistol was confiscated from his home and this man will appear in court in the next few hours here in south africa. the reasons for this still unclear. although it is being reported that oscar pistorius might have shot dead his girlfriend because he believed her to be an intruder into his house. south africa has a very high crime rate and man
this morning. erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas. jennifer delgado is live at the cnn weather center in atlanta. erin, let's start with you. how's it looking? >> reporter: well, it's not quite as heavy as it was last hour but it's still pretty heavy. we've seen snow plows go by here about six times in the last two hours and the roads are still covered. also we've got this ruler, we've been measuring. about an hour ago it was 4 inches. now we're at 5 1/2. but soledad, here's the interesting thing about this storm. we're calling it a thundersnow. there's thunder and lightning that goes along with it. i wish it would happen when i'm out here but i think we've got video, so let's play that video. i don't know if you can hear it. and that's why we're calling it the blizzard of oz. we've seen that a lot on twitter from some people in kansas, so we want to name this storm the blizzard of oz, soledad. >> i thought thundersnow was dramatic enough. let's get right to jennifer d delgado on where the storm is going to head next. >> right now we are watching the storm system and, soledad, this is awe huge o
in the chhacking of american companies. a cnn crew chased by a company in shanghai. a live report. >>> topping business news, is apple's shine fading? google taking over wall street. is it now time to buy? >> wednesday, february 20th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning is the oscar pistorius case. we could hear in the olympic tax star accused of murdering his girlfriend will be allowed to get bail. an investigator says he does not oppose bail. that comes in day two of the bail hearing. first officer on the scene testified he believes pistorius' actions were in no way self-defense. he conceded there were no signs of an assault on reeva steenkamp's body. no indications they had defended herself. he said two boxes of testosterone and needles were found. the defense saying that wasn't testosterone, a legal, herbal medication. and new details coming to light on what happened before the shooting. rob robyn kurnow breaking down some of the developments for thus morning. >> reporter: what's happening in describing what's there. what's
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